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RAINBOW

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ANGEL

   Introducing   CHAPS

MUSIC

CIRCUS

SPARKLE

FLAME

ECLIPSE

STARLIGHT

MILKY WAY

WHISTLE

FEATHER

SCOOTER

HOLLYWOOD

MOONBEAM

STARDUST

DREAMER

FIREFLY

RAIN DANCE

STORMY

PRINCESS

LACE

BLAZING STAR

SPLASH

CANDY

SUMMER

MELODY

SHADOW

HOPE

ROCKET

SILVER

MAGIC MAN'S ON DEMAND

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Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible. Help bring books to life for children.

Gentle Carousel Inc.

P.O. Box 1672

High Springs, FL  32655

Phone: 352-226-9009

ReadingIsMagic1@gmail.com

    Magic selected Most Heroic Pet In America. See her in AARP the Magazine.

Gentle Carousel in Woman's World magazine.

Gentle Carousel was selected a charity partner in Disney's 2010 volunteer program "Give a Day. Get a Day."

 

    What an honor and thrill to have Gentle Carousel's Sundance as a riveting character in JASON AND ELIHU.-Shelley Fraser Mickle

"Your Reading Is Magic program and volunteers are heroes every time they walk into a school or library.  Using little miniature horses to inspire young children to read is most creative.  Congratulations on your wonderful charity, spirit and service to your community."

- Bill Bennett " Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett

 

"Reading Is Magic!

Every child you inspire to read is a life forever changed. Thank you for that and for bringing books to life...

...Reading is magic. It can take you from outer space to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Either way, the journey is magical.

 ...Wow.  Love those little horses... Great job you're doing.  I'm proud of you." 

-Homer Hickam

  "To Magic and Gentle Carousel,  Thank you for all of your work.  Helping children read is the greatest magic of all,,,"

- James Gurney,

Best-selling author and illustrator of the Dinotopia book series.  Thank you for the original artwork you created for Reading Is Magic.

 

Canine movie star Benji working with Magic.

"What they are doing is just so incredible.  They are making a difference. These people are the real deal.  They are down there in the trenches doing it."

 -Joe Camp

  Film writer, producer, director, bestselling author and man behind canine superstar Benji.

"What 'Reading Is Magic' does for kids by going into schools and igniting excitement for reading a story is beyond compare.  Keep the hoofbeats going."

Carl Joseph, Author of SOME CALLED ME

"Magic and Gentle Carousel,

  Inspiring children to read is magical.You are making a difference!"

 Chris Soentpiet - Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator

Presenting a library with one of the signed posters donated by Christ Soentpiet to Reading Is Magic.

Reading Is Magic on television.

"...Thank you for all the work you do.

...Reading is Magic!"

- Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winner

  

Author Jessica Burkhart and Magic.

Gentle Carousel,

...Always follow your dreams.  Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.  Stay positive and stay strong.  You have the ability to make amazing things happen!" Love, Jessica Burkhart 

Author of the Canterwood Crest book series

"Keep up the wonderful work you do...   

Best, Jon " Jon Provost - Appeared as Timmy Martin on Lassie

Magic appearing on The Ilene Silverman Show.

 

"To Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic,

You are making magic everyday with each child you help..."

- Dianne Ochiltree

Magic with four-time Olympian and ten-time US Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year, Karen O'Connor.

Life in the Galloping Lane, O'Connor

 

Magic with  David O'Connor, president of the United States Equestrian Federation, Olympic gold medalist and Pan American Games and World Equestrian Games medalist.

"To Magic and Gentle Carousel-

 You have a wonderful program. Thank you for bringing joy to children... Keep reading! It is magic!"

-Anna Grossnickle Hines, author and illustrator of over 50 children's books.

 

"Reading Is Magic,

Thank you for helping children learn to read...

- Michael Storrings"

 

Royal Oaks Ima Cool Shooter

2004 28 Inch AMHA/AMHR Grey Appaloosa

 

Sparkle was born black and his color changes more each year.

       

Sparkle's Look-a-like Reading Is Magic storybooks.

 

Sparkle in Ocala Magazine.

 

Sparkle in Ocala Style Magazine.

 
Sparkle being filmed by documentary filmmakers from Utah.
 
 
 
 

Sparkle is the son of :

FLP Stars Lunar Eclipse

 31.75" Leopard Appaloosa Stallion

National Top 10 Halter and Driving Horse

MHCGB Spring Show 2005 Supreme Champion
MHCGB National Supreme Champion 2005

Sold to UK for 25,000

 

Sparkle is the grandson of :

Falabella Guille  

    28" Leopard Appaloosa Stallion

     Imported from the original Falabella family

 

Sparkle is the great-grandson of :

   

Orion Light Vant Huttenest 

31" 1974  Black and White Pintaloosa Stallion

Sire of:

7 National Grand Champions
3 Reserve National Grand Champions
15 National Champions
10 Reserve National Champions

 

Pedigree for Sparkle

Sire

FLF STARS LUNAR ECLIPSE

1997 31.75" Leopard Appaloosa

  

National top 10 Halter and Driving Horse.

MHCGB Spring Show 2005 Supreme champion.


MHCGB National supreme champion 2005.

EASTERN CHAMPIONSHIP RESERVE CHAMPION
 COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING

Owned by Jill Robinson AMHA International Judge, AMHA UK director, President Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain

Sire

RIVENBURGHS STARS AND STRIPES VANT HUTTENEST

1991 32.75" Dapple Dun

National Champion Producer

Sire of:

FLF KEEPER OF THE STARS

National Champion

 

 

Sire

   

BREWERS ORION MYSTIC

1987 30" Solid Brown

1987 WEANLING STALLIONS  NATIONAL CHAMPION

Sire

ORION LIGHT VANT HUTTENEST

1974 31" Bay Roan Appaloosa

   

Sire of:

7 National Grand Champions
3 Reserve National Grand Champions
15 National Champions
10 Reserve National Champions

Dam

DELS ANGEL

1975 29" Red Roan

Daughter of:

DELS LITTLE MAN

 27.75"  Bay Roan

Dam

RIVENBURGH FARMS AUDREY ROSE

1986 31.50" Sorrel Pinto    

Sire

H H JIMMY JOE

28"

Dam

HEERMANNS PUMPKIN

 1973 33" Solid Chestnut

Dam

FLF FANCIFUL FALINE

1992 32"Solid Black

National Champion Producer

 Dam of:

FLF MERCERY

 Champion Producer

Sire

Majestic Lord Talger

1986 32.50" Solid Black

Full brother to:

Sire

KING TIGER

1970 28" Pinto Bay

Dam

DINEYJIM SILK N SILVER

1979 32" Dapple Grey

Granddaughter of:

GOFORTH LITTLE BIT

Dam

Bond Black Satin

1986 32.50" Solid Black

Sire

Bond Jocko

1976 27" Solid Black

Son of :

Bond Tiny Tim

 Smallest horse ever listed in the AMHA studbooks at 19"

Sire of:

Bond COMMODORE

Dam

Bond TOPSY C

1980 30"  Black Pinto

Dam

LN CACHE

1997  30.25 Solid Brown

Sire

FALABELLA GUILLE

1988 28" Black Leopard Appaloosa

Sire

UNREGISTERED

Sire

Dam

Dam

UNREGISTERED

Sire

Dam

Dam

DELS AMANDA

1989  28.25" Solid Black

Sire

DELL TERAS PEGASUS

1975 27.50 Solid Black

Sire

VANT HUTTENEST BERRY

28 Inches

Dam

VANT HUTTENEST SELMA

30 Inches

Dam

GOFORTH LITTLE APRIL

1976 29" Solid Grey

Sire

GOFORTH LITTLE PISTOL

1967 30.50" Solid Chestnut

Dam

GOFORTH LITTLE SUGAR FOOT

1971 28" Solid Chestnut

 

 

 

 

Gentle Carousel's READING IS MAGIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill